Simy Nwankwo Signs Contract Extension With Crotone

Simeon Nwankwo has signed a new three-year deal with Crotone following his impressive performances for the Italian Serie B side.

The Nigeria International joined Crotone from Portuguese club Gil Vicente in 2016 and was on the verge of becoming a free agent at the end of the season before signing a contract extension with the Pythagoreans until 2022.

“I am very happy to be able to continue my story with this shirt. In Crotone, I grew up both as a man and as a footballer and I also became a dad.

I thank the club for the trust it has always placed in me,” Nwankwo told Crotone website.

The striker was also praised for his professionalism by the club’s president Gianni Vrenna.

“Simy is an exemplary professional, an excellent guy both on and off the field. He joined the Rossoblu family three years ago and won over everyone with his generosity and goals. We are very satisfied with the agreement reached,” he said.

The 27-year-old striker has found the net 25 times in 72 games for Crotone across all competitions – 14 of those came in 33 Serie B games.

Crotone finished the 2018-19 season in 11th place, meaning another season in the lower division.

Nwankwo has an outside chance of making the Super Eagles squad ahead of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations but has not been considered for the squad since Nigeria’s 2018 World Cup campaign in Russia.

The three-time African champions are drawn in Group B alongside Burundi, Guinea, and Madagascar.